The future of farming

Though iconic in Britains history of agriculture and proponent of the country’s rural economy, the UK’s farming industry is currently facing a two-pronged attack on its operations. In the short term, the uncertain deadline of Brexit looms on the horizon from across the channel. Farmers, who have long received generous subsidies from the government, encouraged…

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Engineering the future: GMOs

The genetic modification of organisms is a controversial and divisive subject on which not many sit on the fence for. For the saviours of nature and the proponents of science, the topic of biological engineering is another on the list of modern polarising subjects concerning the environment. Some form of biological engineering has always occurred…

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The hidden virtues of food miles

Air miles are the environmentalist’s devil incarnate. Responsible for 2% of global carbon emissions, if the aviation industry were a country, it would be ranked as one of the top 10 emitters. Yet, for all their ecological damage, we can’t live without them. Without these fossil-fuel guzzling, carbon dioxide emitting, flying metal tubes, we wouldn’t…

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The call for CO2

It’s environmental irony at it’s finest; Europe has been hit by a shortage of carbon dioxide. Despite desperate calls for a curb on the production of carbon dioxide (CO2), it turns out that the stuff is essential for the little luxuries in life. The shortage is threatening to put the staples of the Great British…

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